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  1. aharpur

    Skip "Payment Information" page

    Thanks, Monika, I had spent hours searching for somethiing like this. Seems like I haven't mastered how to search effectively in the forums. The page I wanted to avoid is called "payment information" so I searched for that and brought up far too much. And I used "remove", whereas boxtel used "skip". So, thanks again. And it works, after dealing with one little problem I am going to report in the boxtel thread. Regards Tony
  2. aharpur

    Payment notification & Missing orders.

    Hello Colin This is a big issue with osCommerce and PayPal as you will soon see. The problem arises when a customer completes the PayPal payment but does not return to the merchant site. Only on return to the merchant site does the order get processed by osCommerce and the notification e-mail sent. It helps if you have AutoReturn set to on in PayPal. See: My Account/Profile/Selling Preferences/Website Payment Preferences However this guarantees successful return only if the customer already has a PayPal account. Otherwise after completing payment with a credit card they are invited to open a PayPal account and this gets in the way of automatic return. They have to click on a pretty insignificant-looking link at the bottom of the page to return. What to do? I suggest you use PayPal IPN module in osCommerce instead of the standard PayPal payment module. This is available as a contribution (see link below). You will then have a record of all orders before the customer goes to PayPal, marked initially with status Preparing (PayPal IPN). If he/she doesn't return successfully but you get payment notification from PayPal you can then manually change the status of the order on osCommerce and continue with delivery. This is more of a workaround than a solution. Useful links: http://www.unitedforums.co.uk/vb/archive/i...php/t-6349.html Pay particular attention to posts from Vger here http://forums.oscommerce.com/lofiversion/i...179917-900.html See especially the post from Terra dated 26 May 2006 http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions,2679 Here is the PayPal IPN contribution. I used v1.4 successfully. Also later contribution from gravyface about populating CC info in PayPal from data already collected in osCommerce. This is only the tip of the iceberg. And I should say that I have been wrestling with osCommerce and PayPal for only a few weeks so I am sure I have a lot more to learn. Regards Tony
  3. aharpur

    Skip "Payment Information" page

    I have the same question. I use only PayPal IPN so I would like to skip the "Payment Information" page. Has this been resolved?